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Character Counts

Character Counts

Character Counts is a program that encompasses the pillars of Trustworthiness, Respect, Responsibility, Fairness, Caring, and Citizenship. At STEAM Academy we teach, enforce, advocate and model these six pillars. Character Counts was designed as a character-development framework that can be implemented on many levels. It works in a single classroom as well as an entire school community.
  • Be honest
  • Don’t deceive, cheat or steal
  • Be reliable
  • Do the right thing
  • Build a good reputation
  • Be loyal


  • Treat others with respect
  • Follow the Golden Rule
  • Use good manners, not bad language
  • Be considerate of the feelings of others
  • Don’t threaten, hit or hurt anyone
  • Do what you are supposed to do
  • Plan ahead
  • Be diligent
  • Do your best
  • Think before you act
  • Set a good example for others
  • Play by the rules
  • Take turns and share
  • Be open-minded; listen to others
  • Don’t take advantage of others
  • Don’t blame others carelessly
  • Treat all people fairly
  • Be kind
  • Be compassionate and show you care
  • Express gratitude
  • Forgive others
  • Help people in need
  • Be charitable and altruistic


  • Do your share to make your school and community better
  • Cooperate
  • Be a good neighbor
  • Obey laws and rules
  • Respect authority
  • Protect the environment
  • Volunteer

Character Counts!!!

the building blocks for a good life...

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